First Intermediate Period

(2170-2020 B.C.)

Dynasty

Rulers

Time Ruled (B.C) Unless Noted

9th 10th Dynasties
2170-2020 B.C.

18 Kings
Herakleopolitan

2170-2020
2134-2040
As the pharaohs wielded little power to the masses, civil war broke out. Many clashes occur along the separate kingdom borders. Anarchy begins and Egypt begins to weaken.  Some of the nobles in Thebes declare themselves as the rightful heirs to the throne.  In addition, tomb robbing also has its origin as well as the beginning of diverse literature.

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